Khoueng Louangnamtha Travel Guide

  • A feel of local life.
    A feel of local life.
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  • Across the fields to Muang Sing and China behind.
    Across the fields to Muang Sing and...
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  • Indigo cloth drying in the sun.
    Indigo cloth drying in the sun.
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Muang Sing

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  • Back to Luang Namtha and on to OudomXai.

    Muang Sing Transportation

    We asked our tuktuk driver from the tour to come back to pick us up and drop us at the bus station for the trip down to Luang Namtha. This plus the overcrowded bus cost 10.000 plus 25.000 Lak and took the same two hours for 58 kms!!!! These minibuses are never full and there is always room for one more. Fortunately departure time arrives before I...

  • The Chinese temple Xieng Chai.

    Muang Sing Things to Do

    The Buddhist temple of Xieng Chai or Vat Luang is the oldest temple in Muang Sing dating back to the end of the 1800s. It is the most important for the Tai Lu community, the largest minority group in the area. There are two entrances, one on the main road just before the Museum and Community house, and the other, left at the crossroads 100 metres...

  • Visit a school.

    Muang Sing Things to Do

    This school is a good example of harmony and community spirit between three different minority tribes. One school for the three villages was managed by pooling the resources of each village and its artisans. It was impossible for each village to manage on its own to have enough classes and teachers, so the three villages being all within 500 metres...


Luang Namtha

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  • Up to Muang Sing.

    Luang Namtha Transportation

    Phou Iu III bungalows arranged for our bus trip up to Muang Sing and also 'phoned ahead to reserve our two nights at their sister resort Phou Iu II. It's necessary to take a tuktuk first to get out to the bus station and then a mini-bus to Muang Sing. We actually refused to get in the first one they wanted to get us in, two bald tyres and there...

  • Phou Iu III Bungalows

    Luang Namtha Hotels

    This resort is a little off the main road about 600 metres from the post office and the centre of...

  • That Luang Namtha and Wat Samakyxay.

    Luang Namtha Things to Do

    At the top of the hill in the NW corner of the town is the That Luang Namtha and a Wat called Samakyxay which is still being built. The That is a stupa built in 2004 and replaced an older one that crumbled after most of LNT was destroyed during the Vietnam war. There is a good view up here over the town and the local football field. When we visited...


Ban Xiangkok

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    by kharmencita Updated Feb 2, 2013

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    Our Laos journey ended up from Muang Sing Market where we rode on a Bus to Xieng Kok. It took us more than one hour to wait inside the bus before it started to go because the driver had waited until the bus was filled up with passengers. The best way is to go early to the bus station because the earlier you arrive the better is your sitting location. We went 7:oo o´clock a.m. so not all seats were occupied yet. Normally it takes around one and half hour to drive until Xieng kok but unfortunately our Bus had a Breakdown so we had to wait for some hours until it was repaired. By the time we waited, most of the travelers took the chances to know each other’s travel experiences in Laos. The conversation was lots of fun. So there was no bore. Travelling in Asia needs extra nerves and psychologically flexibilities. No stress no hurry. If you like to travel this way you must have lots of patience because anytime unavoidable circumstances can happen that might disturb your travel. *
    Along the Riverbanks of Xieng Kok there are some boatmen waiting for the passengers already. There were two ways of water transportations: by slow boat and speedboat. Hungry for more adventure, we chose the risky way of travelling across the famous Mekong River. Since there was no fixed amount at this time we tried first to deal with one of the Boatmen. After a certain time of business talks we were able to handle the fare. With 6 people we took the dangerous mode of transportation which is the speed boat. Because it is very fast( my Boyfriend told me almost 200km/hr? Oh such Daredevils!) and risky, there were several accidents already that happened with this kind of transportations That´s why it is discourage by many not to do. But usually where danger is and when it is prohibited the more you crave for it. As saying goes “no risk no fun”. Although my boyfriend lost his cap which was blown by the speedy wind and the strong impact caused by the wind as the boat swift like a racket shocked me down deep to the lowest part of the boat as if my cheeks were slapped and pushed back in the opposite direction. The experience was a success ;-) I covered my face and tied up tightly with my Turban so that I can breathe normally while the boat speeded up. Due to the rushing winds it seems as if my ears were undergoin through a loud "Car Wash" Maschine because of the loud motor noise. It was for me a scary adventure! After three hours ride we reached Huay Xai safe, undamaged and healthy but deaf, tired and hungry.

    boatmen on the riverbanks repairing their boats. no risk no fun! slow and speedboats waiting for us ;-) At the end his headcap was blown away! scary smile....afterall such risky ride!
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